I think Amtrak needs to bring back
The Harvey Girls.
as well. It’s frustrating. I understand the fear and the
frustration. However, [chuckle] I don’t feel sorry for
I love Amtrak. I love the train.
I love trains. I love them. Oh, and this is a train
But we should be clear you’re not saying this
because it’s a train magazine. We could have
said that we don’t like trains. What part of get-
ting older are you most looking forward to?
ya. I don’t. I just don’t. Boo-hoo, boo-hoo. Your knee
hurts. Boo-hoo. You know? Yep, that’s what happens.
Just some random questions: Ferris wheels or
Roller coasters. I like going forward and fast. I don’t
like going upside down. I love forward and fast.
Ferris wheels are pretty to look at.
I don’t like ’em. I get up to the top. I have to close my
I’m looking forward to going back to arts and crafts as
eyes and sing the theme to The Flintstones or something.
an older person. A much older person. That just came
From 10 to two on the Ferris wheel, not so good.
in my mind. All those old ladies, you know, with the
sparkle and the crayons and …
Grandmothers or grandfathers?
I love that stuff.
I’m looking forward to that. Also, things just don’t
I didn’t know my grandfathers. So, grandmothers.
Pocahontas or Sacagawea?
matter as much, you know, the older you get. You don’t Pocahontas. She was Tiger Lily. Wasn’t sort of Tiger
have to please people as much.
Lily based on Pocahontas?
I was at a friend’s 50th birthday party and I
remember I was struck by my friend saying,
“I just want to take a moment to acknowledge
the people who didn’t make it to 50.”
Absolutely. Growing old is terrible. Things don’t work
I’d forgotten that. Steamed dumplings or fried?
TALES OF THE CITY (1993)
Linney gained a cult following in her break-
out role as fresh-faced Mary Ann Singleton
in the PBS miniseries based on Armistead
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (2000)
As a harried single mother dutifully caring for her way-
ward brother (played by Mark Ruffalo), Linney earned
rave reviews and her first Academy Award nomination.
THE CRUCIBLE (2002)
Though she’s best known for her film work,
Linney was born for Broadway. She received
her first Tony nomination for her portrayal
of a farmer’s wife accused of witchcraft in
this Arthur Miller classic. The play costarred
Some of Laura Linney’s best-loved performances